Hello, welcome to 'Twinkle's childcare', my name is Natalie.
I am a mum of two, a Registered Childminder and a qualified Art teacher, amounting to over 19 years of experience working with children and young people. I have a warm and spacious home and a garden with lots of safe play equipment. I am fun loving and enjoy getting involved with the children, we do lots of painting (inside and out), baking (cakes, bread etc), we get out and about as much as possible i.e to groups or on country walks collecting sticks/leaves etc.
Day trips out to places of fun and interest such as; farms, softplay, Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, and the Airport.
Working in collaboration with other child minders, I take the children out weekly to experience the natural world first hand through forest school activities, offering regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences.
The children’s days are always varied and filled with fun activities including dressing up, art activities, fun science experiments, role playing, baking, building blocks, puzzles, and reading books. There is outdoor play all year round including a mud kitchen, Wendy house, slide, climbing frame and vegetable plot. The children also go on regular trips to the library, fish centre, parks and local shops. Older children are given the opportunity to complete homework with support and guidance, as well as time to relax and play.
I drop off and collect from my local school, Upton St Leonard's Primary.
Over 8 years childminding and 10 years + teaching children and young people.
I have taught children with various special needs and have worked in multicultural schools. My experience as a teacher and a background within the Arts means that I can offer a range of fulfilling activities in an environment that is safe, welcoming and fun.
I provide a professional, friendly and safe childcare service in a warm, welcoming and homely environment.
Please visit my website for more reviews.
Ofsted Inspection - October 2016
Grade Awarded - 2. Good
NVQ 3 unit in Understanding how to set up a home based child care service
Paediatric First aid
Food Hygiene Cerificate
Fine Art Degree
BA Hons in Education (Teacher)
Setting open all year for 48 Weeks.
Five days a week - Monday to Friday
7.30 am - 5.30pm (times open to negotiation)
|Last Updated: 10/04/2021|
- Childminding from £4.00 per hour
Please contact me for current fees.
Sibling discount available.
Offering Government Funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds where eligible.
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Upton St Leonards Church of England Primary School
- Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (added 24/10/2021)
- DBS Check (added 12/07/2017)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 11/07/2017)
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When looking for childcare for our second daughter we looked no further than coming back to Natalie after she had looked after our first daughter for the previous 3 years.
Natalie's days are filled with fun and interest in a wonderfully nurturing, loving and safe environment.
We had to make the very hard decision to move childminders simply due to moving house and our eldest starting school and have struggled to find anyone who can match our high standards set by Natalies brilliant care.
You certainly won't regret choosing Natty to look after your children. My only wish is that she moved with us!
Natalie is caring and warm yet extremely professional. I was a bit nervous about sending my son to childcare as he was a lockdown baby, however has settled in so well and loves his days there! Natalie does lots of fun activities and gives those in her care a range of hands on learning experiences. I love getting photos and updates throughout the day!
I’ve been with Natalie for over a month now and I’m very pleased. Eli settled in very quickly and Natalie gives me updates through the day along with photos. Eli always has a smile on his face in the photos and enjoys the cats and days out with Natalie.
Definitely 5 star childcare and would highly recommend!!
I knew from first meeting Nat that she was the right person to look after our little one. She is very personable and definitely child orientated. Our little one has settled in straight away and is very happy to be dropped off each morning. Nat focuses a lot on the children’s development with plenty of different activities to keep the children engaged. We love her daily updates and pictures of what they get up too - it always looks like great fun!
My daughter is my second child with Natalie (Nat still does the school run for my eldest who has been with her since he was 10 months old and is still bursting with excitement to spend Summer holidays with her). I wouldn't have considered putting my daughter anywhere else, it was never going to be an option for me. My daughter has been there since she was around 8/9 months old (she is nearing on 2 now) and she absolutely loves going to Natalie's, I have never ever had an issue taking her - she almost takes herself through excitement. Natalie never has a "lazy" day there is always something meaningful and fun planned for everyday no matter the weather. They learn so much, have so much fun and get to have experiences that they would never get at nursery or might not get at home even. You and your children become part of the family, and you just know that your children are loved and nurtured every day that they are there. We well and truly landed on our feet choosing Natalie as our childminder!
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